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Old 07-05-2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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Would this be OK for a sump setup for a 125 gallon tank?

- a 40 gallon rubbermaid container, no baffles
- a 'decent' in-sump protein skimmer
- a 20 gallon refugium, with a powerhead pumping to it from the sump, overflow back to the sump
- a 950gph pump to return water from the sump to the tank.
- 120 lbs live rock in the tank (90 base rock and 30 live to start)
- 20 lbs live rock in the sump

This would start out as a 'fish only' tank, but would like to add corals, etc, at some time in the future. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-05-2005, 08:11 PM   #2
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you'd probably want to go bigger then 950 (assuming the 9.5 mag) i am sitting at a 75g with the 9.5 and without even running it i think I am wanting to upgrade to possibly a mag 18 or more...

most coral folks seem to think 10-20 times of turn over per hour is what you want...

on a side note, and not to hijack, but for that 10-20 cycles an hour, would that be able to be subed. with a few powerheads?

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75g w/ 30g sump, 160# LR, 60# sand: Inverts =18 turbos, 30 nassirus's, 40 blue leg's, 5 emeralds, 1 CBS, 1 skunk cleaner, 1 brown gulf shrimp? and various other LR hitch hikers yet un discovered or un-ID'ed
Fish=1 yellow tang, 1 yellow headed jawfish, 1 pink/blue shrimpgoby, 2 perc clowns.
Future fish = 1 sixline, 1 lawnmower blenny
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